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that's so exciting they make into tv shows and movies: there's the army, the f.b.i., nasa. spending on all of that, it's actually shrinking. in fact, by 2022, federal spending on everything except social security and health care, is set to fall from its historical average of about 11% of our economy to less than 8%. it will soon be smaller as a share of the economy than back in 1974 when richard nixon resigned. so where is the spending growing the fastest? the real budget challenge is you. and it's me. and, the older we get, the more expensive we become for the federal government. it's no coincidence then that the programs driving our debt are medicare and social security. aby boomers retire and tap into the programs, there's no relief in sight. spending on social security and medicare will almost double over the next ten years. it's the fast-growing part of the budget. >> i think the american people increasingly understand that we have incredibly severe budget problems and they cannot be solved by getting rid of foreign aid and waste fraud and abuse that most of the money that the
. the f.b.i. arrested mayor tony mack early today. he allegedly plotted to take bribes of more than $100,000. u.s. attorney paul fishman said the mayor's so-called "bagman," joseph georgianni, was recorded comparing them to a notorious 19th-century boss in new york. you will see that the complaint describes a conversation in which he talks glowingly of boss tweed and tamany hall, one of the high or i guess the low water marks of political corruption in our country's history. he also told the cooperating witness that merrimack uses him as an intermediary or as he described it, quote, a buffers. as long as you have buffers you're safe, he says. >> sreenivasan: mack faces up to 20 years in prison if convicted. wall street started the week on a down note after last week's rally. the dow jones industrial average lost 52 points to close at 13,254. the nasdaq fell 32 points to close at 3104. there's word that a u.s. drone strike killed al-qaeda's number two leader in yemen last week. senior defense officials in both countries today reported the death of saeed al-shihri. he spent six years at th
an investigation headed by the f.b.i., of course. then you have an internal review. and they've been very careful not to jump to conclusions, if you will. and that's led them to sort of change-- not change, evolve their story a little bit each day. you learn a little bit more. the question of whether or not it was a terrorist attack. initially it seemed to be more of a mob or riot that was prompted by the video that's been circulating and causing protests across the region. that now seems not to have been the case. it seems to have been a much more organized attack that was perhaps sparked by the video but not a spontaneous protest as initially said. yesterday, of course, secretary clinton made a link between the al qaeda and maghreb group that's normally based in algeria and seems to be expanding through the region to this violence and the benghazi attacks specifically. >> brown: daniel byman, going this area, when you look at who might have done it or might have been involved, at that meeting ban ki-moon called the current situation in this area a "perfect storm of vulnerability." what does tha
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